18th Century Solid Silver Bougie Box Wax Jack Go To Bed Thomas Hobbs Antique
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18th Century Solid Silver Bougie Box Wax Jack Go To Bed Thomas Hobbs Antique :
An 18th century George III solid silver Bougie Box. A small circular wax coil holder , lit like a candle to give light, bougie being French for Candle . Folding handle , and swivel cutter to the top.Armorial crest engraved to both the lid and side of a Griffin or Eagle with Fleur De Lys in beak . Makers mark TH for Thomas Hobbs or Thomas Harper I ( small workers London active c1790) stamped to the inside of the lid and inside the base . In good condition. Approx 1.5" dia , 38mm . Bougie or Taper Boxes are relatively rare and hard to find. Offered with .